First mosque in Britain opened as vaccine hub; Vatican bank top official jailed for embezzlement; Virtual commemoration wall for International Holocaust Remembrance Day; “Batgate” witchcraft allegation wins a football match
President Joe Biden sets out priorities to unite America and defend truth; Pope urges action on vulnerable and poor; World Health Organisation warns of moral failure if vaccines are lacking in poorer countries.
Faith groups are delivering essential services during the pandemic, but there may be tension as they fill gaps in welfare provision while retaining their distinctive ethos.
Joe Biden, faithful Catholic, becomes 46th president of the United States; Revolt over anti-genocide trade deals is defeated; The “sacred civic role” of faith groups in the pandemic; Sikhs go online to commemorate Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s birthday
MPs demand tough trade response over China’s treatment of Uyghurs; Jewish News says Stop Uyghur Genocide; American insurrectionists pray and thank God while ransacking the Senate; Archbishop gets the Covid-19 vaccine and says it’s an answer to prayer.
Many places of worship choose to shut due to coronavirus risk; Three English Cathedrals join national vaccination effort; Plea for United Nations to check on Uyghur population; After Trump – de-toxifying the evangelical brand
Lichfield Cathedral opens doors as vaccination clinic; Lockdown could see people abandon habit of worship; Sikh Council warns of sharp drop in gurdwaras’ income; American pastor receives death threats for acknowledging Trump’s defeat
Raw response to Trump’s impeachment; Imams urge Muslims to take the Covid-19 vaccine; Size and quality of food parcels for hungry children condemned by Bishop; Dean of Christ Church Oxford faces